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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925

WW1 Bronze Memorial Plaque - WW1 Memorial Plaque - Eric Alexander McCleery, service number 3354

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Memorial Plaque presented to his mother, Elizabeth McCleery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eric Alexander McCleery

Photo - Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo of the Australian Light Horse in the field in Palestine

Significance

Unique actual photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - The Australian Light Horse watering their horses

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Good photo of Australian Light Horse showing the horses and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unfortunately no details of location. Based on the background and the many gum trees it is likely to be in Australia during training prior to disembarkation to Egypt.

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Foundation stone - Foundation stone of the Camberwell RSL laid by the GG Lord Forster on the 3 December 1921

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Granite Foundation stone

Historical information

First laid in 1921 at the Camberwell RSL in Canterbury Road Camberwell. Relaided in 1978 on a wall of a unit at the Camberwell Council retirement home on the same site after the Camberwell RSL was demolished. Discovered in 2017 by Peter Fielding and removed for rededication at the Camberwell RSL on the 100 centenary in 2019.

Significance

Very significant historical piece.

Inscriptions & Markings

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor General Lord Forster PC. CCMG on the 3rd December 1921 AD

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate - Certificate of Achievement for Operation Gratitute, presented to the Camberwell RSL in March 1957 by General Sir Dallas Brooks KCB, KCMG, KCVG, CMG, DSO. K of J

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate in Wooden frame

Historical information

Unique certificate signed by General Sir Dallas Brooks

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full Details

Photo - Framed photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo taken at Anzac Cove in July 1915 showing the piers constructed to offload supplies and storage dumps on beach.

Historical information

Actual photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for many details

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter - 1916 Letter written by Brendan Culcutt from Turkish POW camp, addressed to his father, Mr B. Culcutt, Rhianva, Punt Road, South Yarra, Vic.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

French Red Cross letter card written by Brendan Culcutt on the 10th June 1916 from a Turkish POW camp to his father in Melbourne Victoria

Historical information

Unique and significant

Inscriptions & Markings

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Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

Photo - Anzac Day Service Camberwell RSL 2001, President John Frewen standing on right,

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque - Service memorial plaque to Bluey Pearce

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached photo. Service memorial for 21 years of service as the Hon. Secretary of the Camberwell City RSL

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Photo - Anzac Day Service at Camberwell RSL circa 1990

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

'Ode to the Fallen' - Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen' donated by Bruce Ruxton.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen'

Historical information

Donated to the Camberwell City RSL by Bruce Ruxton in 1995

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand embroidered by Sister Ailsa Storrer just before she died on the 10 June 1995

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - The Australian Light Horse passing the Great City Wall Jerusalem in Palestine, January 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This framed photo was taken from the direction of Bethlehem in January 1918

Historical information

Actual photo of the Australian light Horse entering Jerusalem in January 1918

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Honour Board of Past Presidents - Camberwell RSL Honour Board of Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Honour Board of Camberwell RSL Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Inscriptions & Markings

All Camberwell RSL Presidents and the years of service

Bronze plaque - Service Memorial plaque to Sid Goldfinch

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

see attached photo. Service memorial for long and dedicated service to the Camberwell City RSL

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

Poster - Poster showing the full details of the AIF in WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster produced in 1920 showing in full detail the composition of the AIF in WW1. The information is outstanding and details are listed in very clear easily understood. words, including numbers KIA by Division, died of wounds, died of other causes, POW's, wounded. Also list all Honour's and Decorations awarded to Members of the AIF, which includes 65 VC recipients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Check out attached photo, details to extensive to list

Poster for Gatling Gun - 16 May 1885 poster promoting the Gatling Gun at the International Invention Exhibition in South Kensington London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster promoting the new invention, A Gatling Gun'. Exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition on the 16 May 1885 in South Kensington London.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several versions of the Gun are shown: The Gatling Gun item 3 10 Barrel Gatling Gun with Acck's positive feed Item 4 Rapid firing Nondenfekk shell Gun item 5 The Holchhler Gun item 6 The Gardner Gun